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  • 08 Jun 2011
    Clark: HIV Prevention - What can be done to get to Zero New Infections?

    “What stands in the way of getting to zero new infections? How do we renew HIV prevention 30 years into the epidemic?” While the global annual rate of new HIV infections declined by nearly 25 per cent between 2001 and 2009, the epidemic continues to outpace the response. Two people were newly infected for each individual who started antiretroviral therapy in 2009.

  • 08 Jun 2011
    UNDP Chief: AIDS, Health and Development: Who owns the AIDS response?

    While the HIV/AIDS epidemic is far from over, we all recognize the enormous achievements over the past decade in boosting prevention and treatment around the globe.

  • 19 May 2011
    Rebeca Grynspan: Statement at the Global Migration Group Symposium

  • 18 May 2011
    Homophobic hate crimes on the rise, UN human rights chief warns

    Hate crimes against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people are rising around the world, the UN human rights chief said today, urging governments to do much more to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • 17 May 2011
    Rebeca Grynspan: Message on the International Day Against Homophobia

  • 16 May 2011
    Clark: Launch of the Second MDG Progress Report in the Kyrgyz Republic

  • 31 Mar 2011
    UNDP manages global fund HIV grant to Belize

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has begun implementing an HIV/AIDS grant agreement with Belize for programmes that notably aim to treat and prevent the disease among the country’s large cohort of teens and young adults.

  • 15 Mar 2011
    UNAIDS/UNDP/WHO concerned over sustainability of HIV treatment

    In a new policy brief (attached below) launched today, UNAIDS, UNDP and WHO urge countries, where appropriate, to use the intellectual property and trade flexibilities set out in the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), and the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS agreement and public health, in order to reduce the price of HIV medicines and expand access to people most in need.

  • 15 Mar 2011
    Brazil Carnival highlights anti-poverty goals

    One of the most famous acts of the annual Carnival in Brazil this year dedicated itself to raising awareness about anti-poverty goals among thousands of people in Salvador, capital of the northeastern state of Bahia.

  • 09 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

    Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme by the Government of Syria to bring down national TB infection rates. The rate of nationwide TB prevalence dropped by nearly two thirds - from 18 to 6.7 cases per 100,000 people - between 2005 and 2008.

  • 04 Feb 2011
    UNDP Joins Global Fund in Announcing Enhanced Financial Safeguards

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced new measures aimed at strengthening even more of its safeguards against fraud and corruption in the global fight against pandemic diseases in the developing world. UNDP also welcomed the similar safeguards just announced by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

  • 26 Jan 2011
    Burkina Faso: women help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced new measures aimed at strengthening even more of its safeguards against fraud and corruption in the global fight against pandemic diseases in the developing world. UNDP also welcomed the similar safeguards just announced by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Asia: Women with HIV face discrimination and lack legal protection

    A brief paper emanating from meetings on the Millennium Development Goals with select groups of HIV positive women in the three countries of Asia and the Pacific reveals some alarming emerging issues that warrant attention by policy-makers.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    In Southern Sudan, successes reported in HIV-AIDS fight

    UNDP’s Southern Sudan project to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has given HIV training and education to more than 140,000 young people. Some 3,835 HIV positive patients are currently antiretroviral therapies (ART), with 379 among them also being treated for tuberculosis. Another 84,000 people have been tested and counseled for HIV.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Helen Clark: Message for World AIDS Day

  • 30 Nov 2010
    Grim prospects for HIV positive, at-risk migrants in South Asia

    HIV/AIDS support services and treatment for migrants in South Asia are largely absent and should be stepped up, says a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 24 Nov 2010
    Addressing the rising HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men

    HIV prevalence is reported to be up to 10 times higher among men who have sex with men and transgender people than among the general population in Eastern European and Central Asian cities. If countries fail to address the context of the epidemic, this already critical situation is likely to become worse.

  • 07 Oct 2010
    Meeting of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

    The Global Commission on HIV and the Law – launched in June 2010 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, an independent commission – was created to interrogate and analyse key legal and human rights dimensions of the global HIV response. The Commission will clarify ways in which the law and its enforcement shape and continue to influence the HIV epidemic and how legal protections can improve access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support.

  • 06 Oct 2010
    Helen Clark: Remarks at Inaugural meeting of HIV Global Commission

  • 23 Sep 2010
    World leaders vow to fight poverty at UN Summit

    World leaders vowed at the United Nations headquarters in New York to reduce global poverty, two-thirds into the 15-year global plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With just five years to go, leaders discussed how and where they can do more in the remaining period.